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Monday, September 24, 2007

It’s In The Bag

My friend came to lunch. Toting a fabulous pink Salvatore Ferragamo handbag. It’s in the photo. Near the back on the right. That’s her. In the store. Of fabulous handbags.

In Kuwait.

And out poured a story.

The store. Is named Spring Flowers. She called it “an Islamic Thrift Store, equivalent to the Salvation Army.” In a culture. Flush with cash. And not showing too much. The dinar are spent on bags and shoes. Very expensive bags and shoes. That are flashed around for maybe a month. Until they’re out of date. And are replaced. While she was there, she says a small harem came in and snapped up five bags in five minutes. Five for five.

The owner is a sweet woman and all the profits go to charity. She can spot a fake Fendi a mile away. Sharp. But sweet. Like cheddar and chocolate.

And then, with the all the finesse of a good storyteller, my friend says, “Have I told you that we ate at the Burger King on the Highway of Death near the Iraq border? Hmm?” Leaving me salivating for more. Stories.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The red bag now belongs to Sue. I gave it to her for her birthday. It's so Sue. I also bought a hand-designed purse with script stitched in gold. The proverb can't be translated properly but it's something like "show will and you will keep gathering will." Did I tell you about the ice sculpture...?

10:05 PM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

wow... someone as interesting as you :)

8:22 AM  
Blogger Susan as herself said...

Thank goodness I don't live near that store. My whole paycheck would be gone on bags.

And it's somewhow fitting where Burger King was eaten. :)

4:36 PM  
Blogger Bobealia... said...

Is it bad that I want to go to Kuwait for used handbags?

2:55 PM  
Blogger amusing said...

Is there also a Starbucks on the Highway of Death?

4:25 PM  

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